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Breakaway Deals, Feb. 24 : Bike Travel Cases For Up To 44% Off And More

By     |    Feb 24, 2015
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Breakaway Deals are out ahead of the pack and worth watching. At Trail & Tarmac, we scour the web for the best road cycling and mountain bike gear deals so that you can spend more time riding and less time shopping. Here’s what’s worth a look this week: Big Deal: Bike Travel Cases Planning to travel with your bike this year? TSA is probably not going to pull any punches, so protect your ride […]

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T&T Q&A with Brent Bookwalter (@brentbookwalter)

By     |    Feb 23, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Brent Bookwalter is a professional cyclist for BMC Racing Team. He’s raced the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia and was helping BMC take home the Team Classification win at the Dubai Tour when he answered our questions. Keep reading to see what Brent has to say about racing, training, the Bookwalter Binge, and burritos in this week’s T&T Q&A:   [T&T] What is something you wish you knew when […]

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Get Reynolds Assault Limited, Reynolds Solitude SE Road Wheelsets for 50% Off

By     |    Feb 23, 2015
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Performance Bike will knock 15% off your order of most things today only. That means it’s a good time to scoop up something that’s already on sale or never on sale. These two Reynolds road wheelsets are already on sale for over 40% off. Add in another 15% and you’re looking at a damn good deal for some sweet racing wheels. Reynolds Assault Limited Clincher Road Wheelset, $850 (51% off) […]

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Get a AGU Varese Softshell Cycling Jacket for Under $55 Today

By     |    Feb 22, 2015
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Nashbar’s got a jacket we’ve been writing about included in their Sunday sale today. The AGU Varese Softshell Cycling Jacket is like a Rapha Softshell but a hell-of-a-lot cheaper. Today you can get one for $55, nearly 70% off the suggested price. From the reviews, it sounds like the sleeves run long. If you’re tall, that’s good news. AGU Varese Softshell Cycling Jacket, $55 (68% off) The Dutch are certainly familiar […]

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Apply Sunscreen AFTER Filling Your Pockets: Cycling Common Sense I Learned the Hard Way

By     |    Feb 19, 2015
Posted in: Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

I’m a pretty pale person who is prone to sunburn. I take wearing sunscreen seriously and was recently ashamed when I realized I hadn’t been using an SPF lip balm. So when I loaded up my jersey one morning this past summer to head out for a ride, I made sure that an SPF lip balm was in one of my jersey pockets along with snacks, my ID, some money, and […]

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Breakaway Deals, Feb. 17 : Andy Hampsten Edition

By     |    Feb 17, 2015
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New name this week — Breakaway Deals. They’re the deals that are ahead of the pack and worth watching. At Trail & Tarmac, we scour the web for the best road cycling and mountain bike gear deals so that you can spend more time riding and less time shopping. Here’s what’s worth a look this week: Big Deal: Channel Your Inner Andy Hampsten Some things are too perfect not to pair. Here’s […]

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T&T Q&A with Todd Wells (@yotwells)

By     |    Feb 16, 2015
Posted in: Bike Gear, Cycling News, Nutrition, Rides & Trails, Riding Life     |    No Tweets

Todd Wells is a 9x National Champion who has also won the Leadville 100 and La Ruta de Los Conquistadors. He knows what it takes to win when you’re getting down and dirty on two wheels, and he shares his knowledge with us here in this week’s T&T Q&A. [TT] What is something you wish you knew when you first started cycling? [Todd Wells] I wish I knew that you don’t […]

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Five President’s Day Cycling Sales Ranked

By     |    Feb 16, 2015
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Today, we remember all presidents and honor them with sales savings. Because a president likes nothing more than cutting prices, well, taxes probably, and reducing governmental regulation … I mean free shipping. Whatever. There’s a precident for this. (Bah-dum-tss.) Enough. There are some sales going on today. Here’s what’s worth a look: 1) Nashbar’s 20% Off, Free Shipping This is by far the best sale. 20% off your order, free shipping. Very few […]

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Shop @NoTubes @VittoriaTires @ReynoldsCycling @Louis_Garneau and More in the @bike_nashbar President’s Day Sale

By     |    Feb 13, 2015
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Nashbar is running a pretty great President’s Day sale. They’ll knock 20% off most items — and that’s 20% off your ORDER, not just a single item. Plus, they’ll give you free shipping, even for oversized items like bikes and wheels. Here are a few items worth a look that don’t normally make the cut. Cyclocross Wheelset Deals:   Reynolds Assault SLG Disc Carbon Tubular Wheelset, $880 (50% off) Stan’s Notubes […]

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Downshift Before Stopping: Cycling Common Sense I Learned the Hard Way

By     |    Feb 12, 2015
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I was riding one of the gran fondo routes at Tulsa Tough with my sister Natalie and my friend Kendra. It was both of their first times participating in a gran fondo, but to say that I was the most experienced rider in our group wasn’t saying much. We found our way to the first rest stop which was at the bottom of a long gradual hill. By long, I […]

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